#315Albums is a list of 315 albums that appear on both the Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, as well as the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die book, edited by Robert Dimery. At its best, it is a representation of some of the greatest music ever released; at its worst, it is a journey through the history of music that the majority see as important, influential, and/or relevant. If nothing else, these albums are worth experiencing at least once to get a better understanding of music, which is why we are working to complete all #315Albums.


No. 036

“Eno’s first solo album pioneered a new kind of glammy art rock: jagged, free-form and dreamy.”

Artist: Brian Eno
Album: Here Come the Warm Jets
Released: 1974
Label: Island
Rolling Stones Ranking: 432

Here Come the Warm Jets was the most difficult album to complete on this journey so far. I just genuinely disliked what I was listening to for the majority of the album. Eno mixes in odd noises at random parts of songs, and it just makes the track unlistenable. “Baby’s On Fire” is a song about a literal baby that is one fire. “The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch” is just…odd, much like “Blank Frank”. The titular track that closes the album is the closest thing to a listenable song on the release, and that is just an example of too little, too late. I simply didn’t enjoy this one. I am genuinely surprised it is a part of this journey, and cannot believe I have to listen to another one of Eno’s releases at some point (Another Green World).

Cinefessions’ #315Albums Rating: 32%

Image and quote courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine.